Beach Beats

Camp Director:  Jennifer Garr
Assistant Camp Director: Matthew LaPine
Ages 2 – 3 years**
Three one-week camps (dates listed below)            
9:15 AM – 11:15 AM

Now in its ninth year, this two-hour mini-camp for the very young provides a music and art experience for children with caregivers. In a 30-minute music session, children and adults will sing, move, dance, play instruments, and chant finger plays and rhymes centered around the weekly theme. The remainder of the morning includes an opening session, musical play, free-play (outside – weather permitting), story time, art time, and an end-of-morning wrap-up session.

Requirement
**Children must meet the age requirement as of July 1, 2015.

Maximum Enrollment
Each week is limited to 16 children accompanied by an adult caregiver. In case of maximum enrollment, smaller sub-groups will be created to allow children and caregivers to enjoy an optimum experience of all activities.

Schedule
Each session runs for one week and offers a different theme. Families may choose to register for any number of weeks (see fee schedule below). 

Location
Beach Beats will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton, located on Cherry Hill Road just off Route 206, only 5 minutes from the Westminster Choir College campus and downtown Princeton. All Beach Beats classrooms are air-conditioned with adjoining privacy bathrooms and diaper-change facilities.

**Due to allergy concerns, each camper is to bring in a NUT-FREE daily snack from home.

Session 1 • July 13 – 17
Carnival of the Animals
If you could be an animal (other than a human!), what would you be?  This week is sure to be filled with lots of movement as we explore animals in different habitats, using Saint-Saëns’ classic work, “Carnival of the Animals.”
    Day 1        Animals in the Forest
    Day 2        Animals in the Jungle
    Day 3        Animals under the Sea
    Day 4        Animals on the Farm
    Day 5        Animals at Home

Session 2 • July 20 – 24
Celebrating the Seasons
Using Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” as a framework, we will sing, dance, and play our way through the year!
    Day 1        Spring’s Awakening Songs
    Day 2        Summer’s Sizzling Sounds
    Day 3        Fall’s Coat of Color
    Day 4        Winter’s Blanket of Snowflakes
    Day 5        Coming Full-Circle

Session 3 • July 27 – 31
All Aboard!
Fasten your seat belt and grab your life jacket for a musical ride!  Each day, we will take a trip using a different mode of transportation.
    Day 1        Sailing the Rivers and Seas (canoes, ships, submarines)
    Day 2        Road Trip (cars and trucks)
    Day 3        Riding the Rails (trains)
    Day 4        Up, Up, and Away (planes, blimps, and hot-air balloons)
    Day 5        Rocket Ships and Space Stations

Fees
Early Bird Discount
(Register by May 15)
One session$150$125
Two sessions$250$200
Three sessions$375$300

Fees include a Westminster Conservatory T-shirt. Children attending more than one week will receive their T-shirt the first week of their camp experience.

A non-refundable deposit of $75 per session is due with the camp application. The balance is due by June 1. Registrations received after June 1 must pay in full. Cancellations after June 1 will receive a refund (less deposit) if another student can be placed from a waiting list.

For questions and additional information, please contact Early Childhood Department Head Jennifer Garr at 609-921-7104 or JGarr@rider.edu.

Refer-a-Friend Discount
Refer a friend to this camp and you both receive a discount on your Westminster Conservatory 2015 Summer Camp tuition! More details.